🤯: Artist • Illustrator • GIF maker 💌: annie @headexplodie co 🏊♀️ 🏊🏻♀️ 🏊🏼♀️ 🏊🏽♀️ 🏊🏾♀️ 🏊🏿♀️
🤯: Artist • Illustrator • GIF maker 💌: annie @headexplodie co 🏊♀️ 🏊🏻♀️ 🏊🏼♀️ 🏊🏽♀️ 🏊🏾♀️ 🏊🏿♀️
Who else is gonna be rocking the hair pants look at all the cool pool parties this summer ☀️? Find these legs by searching " @headexplodie " in the GIF search 😎.
Last one from the 2018 food trends story from @kqedbayareabites Here's a little gold monster puppet I built to illustrate the edible gold food trend. Rahhh! Taste the opulence! ✨
The Impossible Burger...the veggie burger that bleeds! I have not had one yet myself, but this is totally what I imagined it looked like for @kqedbayareabites Made for the 2018 food trends story, link to the article in my stories highlight.⠀ ⠀ Have you tried it? Does the idea of bloody fake meat entice your taste buds? I am definitely intrigued 🧛♀️🍔.
It's been so rainy and gloomy this past couple of weeks which has been super bumming me out. Hoping this leads to some beautiful springtime greenery later because that'll be something to look forward to!⠀ ⠀ This grumpy raincloud GIF is sharable on Twitter/Instagram DMs/Slack, wherever the @giphy api is used. Search " @headexplodie " to find it!⠀
I only have eyes for you...sha bop sha bop! 👁❤️👁
Happy National Pizza Day! 🍕🍕🍕 I wanna go on a pizza tour, so what's your fave pizza place? If you're in Oakland, I highly recommend @bareknucklepizza I'm drooling now just thinking about their pizzas! 🤤
Happy Lunar New Year! Here's a fresh animation I made over the weekend to celebrate the Year of the Pig. I love piggies, so of course I couldn't resist the chance to sculpt this pink cutie. Feel free to share this with your friends and fam 🐽! I will for sure be sending this to my relatives since I'm too cheap to give them any actual red envelopes 😳😬.⠀
Another year older, another year wiser (I hope! ). I totally almost typed "wider", which, is probably also true 😁. This GIF is from a fun short I made back in grad school with @madow_art , @idrauna and @xylocopacarylea I was studying viz dev for animation but once I took this stopmo class it changed everything for me. I switched my major and I've been in love with the art form ever since!
Ermahgerd, it's ME! Thank you @tinyoakmedia for visiting me and the puppets. I'll be sharing my work with Creative Mornings Oakland on Jan 25, so if you're in the Bay Area, come check it out! Follow @oakland_cm for registration info ☕️. #Repost @oakland_cm ・・・ ✨ Happy 2019 #Oakland! ✨ We are SO excited to kick off the new year with our January speaker on the theme of SURREAL: Annie Wong, a.k.a. @headexplodie !! . Annie is a talented artist who works with mixed media for the digital world. You may have seen her incredible #ovaryactions GIF series or theme illustration for #CMCourage! Get a glimpse of her work #behindthescenes thanks to this sneak peek by @tinyoakmedia 👀✨🎞 . 🗓 Join us Jan 25, 8:30am hosted at the awesome new space @7thwestoakland — details at the link in our bio! 🎟 . #creativemornings #CMSurreal #oaklandiscreative #oaklandartist #oaklandart #oaklandevents
Anyone else having a hard time emerging from hibernation? The last couple of weeks have been full of sleep, food, and self-reflection. I'm in my blanket fort sipping tea and dreaming up new schemes for 2019. Looking forward to a new year full of new possibilities ✨🎆✨
Oooof...dem holiday expenses, tho. Anyone else feeling the pinch in their pocketbooks this time of year? 😬💸💸🎄
When the holiday parties are over I take my weirdo-introvert self into it's natural habitat to recharge...which in this photo is under a blanket fort surrounded by twinkly lights. ✨👁👄👁✨
"No Shows" for a Chef Slang episode about people that don't show up for their restaurant reservations. @Chefsfeed ⠀
My GIF stickers are now IRL sticky stickers! This 4x6 sticker sheet is now available on my website. Link in bio. Thanks, @stickermule !⠀
Always a good day when I get to paint or sculpt a butt for work. Perhaps I should add that to the skillz section of my resume.
Gonna keep posting this every year until I can think of a better turkey day pun 🤓. Thankful for all of you that have supported my work ❤️! I made this playdoh turkey into a GIF sticker for your stories - just search " @headexplodie " Happy Thanksgiving! ⠀
Hope everyone is having a chaos free time cooking your meals this week! Here are some warnings you might wanna yell out so no one gets demolished in the kitchen. ⠀ Title animation for The Warnings episode of Chef Slang by @chefsfeed ⠀
Are y'all getting your ingredients prepped for Thanksgiving dinner this week? That's what "Mise En Place" is! Everything in its place. ⠀ ⠀ I'm a lot better at organizing my art supplies than my food supplies, but through the magic of stop motion, these little bits of chopped foods organized themselves! I wish they would do this for me all the time.⠀ ⠀ Title animation for @chefsfeed Chef Slang series. Thanks, @emilyras for your tasty lettering on this one : )⠀
You know I'm a fan of the Groucho glasses 👌.
Oooh, la, la! So fancy, so immaculate, so...mustachioed? Title animation for the Soigné episode of Chef Slang. Thanks @emilyras for the lettering assist!
Truth be told, cooking is not on my list of favorite life activities. PLAYING with food...now that's more my jam! Or in this case...my soup? I made this soup surprise last year with the leftover ingredients from my work with @chefsfeed So much fun to animate for that project...I'll be sharing more clips over the next few days.
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...for voting! Especially if you're in sunny California where we've made it pretty easy to do. Bring your dogs, bring your babies (lots of voting baby selfies today ), bring your butts! Get outside and vote!
I would love to have my own slightly demented home lifestyle show, like an oddball Martha Stewart. Check out my stories today, where I’ve resurrected an old tutorial about how to use lemons to clean your microwave. 🍋🍋🍋⠀ ⠀
It’s World Pasta Day, so I’m celebrating with this delicious plate of spooketti and eyeballs. 👁👻👁⠀ ⠀ Thanks to my fave collab buddies @emilyras for the lettering animation and Michael V. Flores for the slimey spooketti music and sound!#worldpastaday
I used to think those tombstone “over the hill” birthday cards were super cheesy, but the more my bones creak and the floppier my skin gets I realize, OH...IT ME??? That’s ok though, because I’m also happy to grow wiser and care less about the little things. Here’s to celebrating confidence gained from life experience and also becoming less relevant in the eyes of advertisers! 💀🎉⠀
N is for "nice"...and "nasty". ✨⠀ ⠀ I resurrected this piece I made for #36daysoftype. This time I commissioned my brilliant audio partner, Michael V. Flores to add music and sound, and I love how it turned out. Thank you, Michael for making my animation even more disgusting than it already was 💝.
Can you tell I have a thing for creepy eyeball fun? 👀
Instantly creep-ify your selfies by slapping these clay eyes GIF stickers on your face! Or stick em on old family photos as I have done here (Hi, Gramma! ). ⠀ ⠀ Search "headexplodie" in IG stories or snapchat 👁👁👁👁👁👁👁👁👁👁👁👁
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. The goal is to raise awareness of mental health issues and encourage support for mental health care, something I deeply believe in. ⠀ ⠀ I grew up surrounded by negative attitudes about mental health/illness. This made it especially hard for me to realize that I was personally struggling with depression and anxiety years ago. In retrospect, I was really lucky because I was helped out by my local Planned Parenthood clinic and they set me up with affordable therapy. So began my journey to better health for my brain and my soul. ⠀ ⠀ Awareness is important because there is still much to be learned about what exactly mental health is. People are quick to judge what's this or that and what you should do about it. What's worse is the political and economic system that many of us live in does NOT care about your mental health. ⠀ ⠀ All we really have right now is each other. What'd I'd encourage on this day, and ideally everyday, is awareness, patience, and compassion for those of us who might be having a hard time with mental health 💙. ⠀ #mentalhealthawarenessweek ⠀
Change is constant. Seasons change, weather changes, moods change. Sometimes the changes are slow and sometimes it feels like there's so many things happening at once and it's overwhelming. Change can be scary or change can be exciting. The more I've learned to accept changes and transitions as natural occurrences, the easier it's become for me to not get stuck on certain emotions. ⠀ It's impossible to feel high ALL the time. The lows allow me to slow down and let go. I made this piece to play with the idea of our emotions as weather cycles. I was delighted to have the opportunity to share it with the @instagram team. Thank you, Michael V. Flores for the lovely sound design on this! ⠀ Peep my stories today for some behind the scenes clips of these clay pieces being made. Also, you can use these as GIF stickers by searching "headexplodie" ⛈☀🌈. ⠀
Q: What do nearsighted ghosts wear?⠀ A: Spooktacles!⠀ 🎺 WOMP WOMP ⠀ Congrats for making it to the end of the week. Now go get your BOO-gie on : )⠀
Is it spooky times yet? YES! Yes it is. The most wonderful time of the year. ✨💀✨ GIF sticker made for @giphy 🎉
Happy Birthday, Jim Henson 💚.
Is it bittersweet that National Ice Cream Cone Day falls on the same day as the last day of summer? Summer don't goooooo! I'm gonna miss the extra daylight and warmth. ⠀ ⠀ #nationalicecreamconeday ⠀